What's the application process?
Who can come?
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to hack, so HackRU runs registration on a first-come-first-serve basis rather than through application evaluations. That means registration fills up quickly, so make sure to register early!
I'm new, what should I do?
HackRU welcomes undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, backgrounds, and skill levels to come create. Unfortunately, if you are not a student you will not be able to attend. Additionally, due to administrative restrictions, non-Rutgers students under 18 will not be able to attend. Identification to prove age will be required to enter.
How much does it cost to attend?
That's great! We'd love to have you at HackRU. Throughout the weekend there will be workshops for you to get your feet wet, project ideas for you to try out, and mentors to guide you through the process.
Like the best things in life, HackRU is completely free to attend, you just have to show up. We will be providing meals, snacks, and drinks for the entire event along with swag on swag on swag.
Can I work with others?
Unfortunately, due to university regulations, HackRU is unable to offer travel reimbursements or send buses to areas outside the New Brunswick campus. :(
What should I bring?
Hackers can (and are encouraged to!) work in teams of up to 4 humans. The knowledge you can gain from teammates is invaluable, not to mention you might leave with a new best friend. We will be having a team-building after opening ceremonies for people who are looking for teammates.
What shouldn't I bring?
Yourself, your ingenuity, hacking gear (laptop, monitor, hardware), photo ID, toiletries, sleeping gear, a change of clothes.
Do you have any hardware?
Weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon, alcohol, illegal drugs, animals. Use your common sense - if you wouldn't bring it on a plane or to school, don't bring it here.
Can I win anything?
Hardware will be provided by the MLH Hardware labs and a full list of available hardware will be posted here the week of the event.
Yes! We'll release more information about prizes as the event draws near.